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Fast Foods Gone Global

Traditional dishes and local cultures influence flavors at American fast food chains throughout Asia, with menu items like McDonald's bulgogi burger in Seoul and Baskin Robbins’ kiwi sorbet in Japan.

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A&W

This US import makes dishes with sweet and savory mixes and offers halal meat consistent with Islamic laws.

Discovery Mall
MG 67, 69 & 71
Jl. Kartika Plaza
Bali, Indonesia

 
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Baba Rafi Carts

This local chain takes “fast food” seriously by offering items quickly on-the-go so customers never have to get off their motorbikes.

Jl. No Waribang. 1 A Kesiman – Denpasar
Bali, Indonesia

 
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Baskin Robbins

Shooting Star, a swirl of vanilla and blueberry ice cream with popping candies, takes dessert to a new level of texture, but unfortunately you won’t find it in the US.

72-3, Jamwon-Dong
Seocho-Gu
Seoul, South Korea

 
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Baskin Robbins

One of the most unique flavors served at Kyoto’s Baskin Robbins was inspired by the 2012 Olympic Games -- kiwi sorbet with blue soda-flavored ice cream, swirled with pop rock candy to look like the earth.

Toriiguchi-machi 1, Nishi Kujo
Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan

 
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Beard Papa’s

It takes over 2 hours to prepare the creamy custard filling for the cream puffs made by this local chain.

2F 8-3 JR Kyoto Station Square in Asti town
Higashishiokojitakakura Shimogyo
Kyoto, Japan

 
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Café Coffee Day

Veg Puffs, filled with potatoes and cheese, and samosas, a deep-fried fritter with cumin and pomegranate seeds, are among the menu items found at this local chain.

Connaught Circle, Inner Circle
New Delhi, 110001, India

 
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Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola brews unique flavors specifically to compliment the cuisine of India. Flavors include Maaza, made from mango juice, and Limpca, a tart lemonade.

Throughout New Delhi, India

 
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Din Tai Fung

With its Michelin-star rating, this local chain has started to expand abroad. Their dumplings are considered to be the best in the world.

Songshan District: No. 218
Chung Hsiao East Rd
Taipei, Taiwan

 

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